Frequently Asked Questions About Jobs

Where do I apply for student employment or work-study placement?

On-campus jobs at Missouri State University-West Plains are posted on the employment opportunities website. Job announcements are coordinated through the procurement/human resources office, (417) 255-7265, in Cass Hall.

Where do I apply for off-campus employment?

Off-campus jobs with employers in the West Plains community are posted on the employment opportunities website. Job announcements are coordinated through career services, (417) 255-7230, in Looney Hall.

When can I start working?

You may begin working as soon as the employment process is finalized. New student employees are required to complete the W-4, I-9 and Direct Deposit forms. These forms are available in procurement/human resources office, Cass Hall (417) 255-7265, and must be completed before working. Students should be prepared to complete the I-9 form by bringing their proper identification and proof of eligibility to work. No faxes or copies of these documents will be accepted. A current voided blank check must accompany the Direct Deposit Form.

What is minimum wage?

$7.65 per hour.

How many hours am I allowed to work?

Student workers are generally limited to 20 hours per week. Students may not work more than a combined total of 1,000 hours for any given 12-month period for any campus departments.

How do I enter my hours worked?

Access to the Time Entry System is through My Missouri State under the Work Resources tab.

When do I get paid?

Student employees are paid twice a month and receive hourly wages according to the classification of their positions. Paydays are based on the published payroll calendars. Pay periods begin at 12:01 AM Monday and end at midnight the following Sunday. Payment will be direct deposited.

Where can I view my earnings statement?

Payroll Earnings Statements are available at My Missouri State under the Work Resources tab, Banner Self-Service folder, Employee folder, Pay Information folder. Students may print copies of their Earnings Statement for their records.

How do I change my direct deposit account for payroll?

Direct deposit changes made in financial aid will not affect direct deposit information for payroll. A separate form needs to be completed with procurement/human resources office, (417) 255-7265, Cass Hall.

Where do I find out about internship?

Internship opportunities may be explored through the office of career services, (417) 255-7230, in Looney Hall. Additionally, you can discuss with a faculty member in your degree program for assistance and guidance with an appropriate internship opportunity.